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TMJ and tooth sensitivity | Can TMJ Disorder Make Your Teeth Sensitive?

TMJ and tooth sensitivity

Is there a connection between TMJ and tooth sensitivity? Though TMJ or TM dysfunction centers on your jaw’s joints, one of the many symptoms it can generate is the unconscious habit of grinding your teeth. When left untreated, TMJ disorder and resulting teeth-grinding can cause your teeth to hurt as well as the components of… Read more »

Do you need to take a tooth out?

Take a tooth out

Like all dental treatments, tooth extraction is typically a customized procedure that your dentist only recommends when absolutely necessary. Because the treatment involves removing a tooth, however, it can be more complex than other procedures, and in many cases, require further treatment to restore and preserve the rest of your smile. Today, we examine a… Read more »

What Are the Most Common Causes of TMJ Disorder?

common causes of TMJ

Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ disorder, is more common than you may realize. However, many patients who experience it don’t realize that their chronic jaw pain (and other related symptoms) is caused by the disorder. Therefore, they don’t realize that an examination from their dentist could be their best option for finding relief… Read more »

Why should get my wisdom teeth out?

Why should I get my wisdom teeth out?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the most frequently problematic types of teeth. The reason is because patients often don’t have enough room left on their dental ridges to accommodate them after your second molars have already developed. Because of this, many patients can experience trouble such as tooth impaction, tooth damage, and… Read more »

How to Deal with a Dental Emergency

Dealing with a dental emergency

The good news about modern preventive dental care is that you can largely avoid the most common and destructive dental health issues, like cavities and gum disease. However, even the most advanced dental care can’t always help you prevent an emergency situation. If your tooth is significantly damaged, compromised, or knocked out of its socket,… Read more »

How to relieve a toothache

Relieve a toothache

When a toothache develops, the most immediate thing you may notice is the pain. However, there’s often a lot more to a toothache than just the discomfort—specifically, the cause behind it. In most cases, the only way to treat a toothache is to find out why your tooth hurts and address the issue as soon… Read more »

Why take out wisdom teeth?

Why take out wisdom teeth?

By the time many people reach their late teens and early twenties, they’ve already begun to grow their last four molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth. Unlike the other 28 permanent teeth, wisdom teeth are frequently extracted because there’s little room for them to erupt on the dental ridge. Their penchant for causing trouble and… Read more »

Have a toothache?

Man with toothache

Do you have a toothache? Given their role in everything from processing your food to enunciating your words, your teeth go through a lot every day. Though they’re the covered in the most resilient substance your body produces (enamel), your teeth are not indestructible. If you haven’t already, then you may have to deal with… Read more »

Are You Flossing Every Day?

floss every day

  Most people have gotten their brushing routine down. They brush in the morning and before they go to bed. Some even brush after every meal. But the majority of people are still not regular flossers. Using an interdental cleaner, such as floss, is an absolutely essential part of a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing without… Read more »

Xylitol and cavities

Are you struggling to help keep your family cavity-free? Does it feel like no amount of hygiene, or healthy diet, is enough to keep bacteria from causing damaging acid erosion? It seems to some people that the benefits of xylitol are being overlooked. Considering that over 25 percent of American children from 2 to 5… Read more »

Lake Forest Cosmetic Dentist Honors Famous Dentists in History

Like other forms of medicine, dentistry has had a long, interesting history that dates back to ancient civilizations. For example, ancient Sumerians chewed on tree twigs to clean their teeth and ancient Egyptians used ground pumice and vinegar as dentifrice. Thankfully, brilliant minds in the past have contributed to what modern dentistry has become today…. Read more »

Quotes to Put a Smile on Your Face

What do people say about your smile? Smiling is an important aspect to improve many parts of your life. Dr. Fondriest hopes these quotes will put a smile on your face and help you understand the importance of grinning. Your Appearance “People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile.” –Lee Mildon “A… Read more »

Brush Before Bed?

Get home, check the mail, exercise, eat dinner, watch some TV or read, then shower, brush your teeth, and hit the sack. This is the routine for most Americans between 5 and 11pm, Monday through Friday. It seems like a good routine. There’s a balance of exercise, fueling the body, relaxing, and being responsible. Oral… Read more »